Extensive Senses


Photo: Chris H. Lynn

The idea of “Moving Text” *  is on my own perception of body movement in imaginary runnings (as well other ways of movement) around the unknown landscapes. The peculiarity of this reflexion is on sensory experiences from paths taken when watching films produced by the same artist.

Despite never having been in those places, I recognise them into a kind of hidden memories in a longing for inspiring places to taken a real running or just standing there. I believe that the body movement is a medium to the awakening of a poetical sensibility on the taken path. In this sense, the ‘transposition’ to a creative imagination through the writing becomes possible.

So, I would like to demonstrate some ways to recognise places and feel them beyond the physical contact as well as to discuss how those movies can emerge intrinsically as an affect in the body movement. At last, the human being experiences the existence by the sensorial resonances that crossing him/her in different ways constantly, as the experience of the sublime through the senses which films and sounds can raise, considering the each individual’s personal repertoire.

Finally, Chris Lynn’s art has being a delicate, light and a quiet path to create my writing made of senses.

∗Title by Chris Lynn. There is a project’ structure in progress. To view texts/poems published, click above in ‘Moving Text’.

Chris H. Lynn is a moving image maker, sound artist, educator and curator.

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About Ana Villas Boas

I’m an urban sociologist and runner based in São Paulo, Brasil, focused on studies about body movement, landscapes, sounds, silence and senses. My current work has been on cultural heritage and preservation studies and I’m also yoga teacher, certified by Kundalini Research Institute.
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